Dynaudio North America is proud to announce that it has been appointed as the distributor for Octave Audio in the United States and Canada.
Octave Audio, based in Karlsbad -Ittersbach, Germany, has been producing high -end
Octave integrated and power amplifiers feature an extremely accurate bias control calibration system that anyone can use to precisely bias the tubes. In contrast to simple Class A power amplifiers, Octave amplifiers operate in Class A/B, which demands precise setup and control of the bias current. The sophisticated built -in bias calibration system simplifies this
adjustment, which is crucial to sound quality. As the bias adjusters on Octave's amplifiers are outside the case and complimented by front panel display indicators, anyone, regardless of their technical knowledge, can easily adjust the bias of the individual tubes to an extremely high level of precision - within 0.3% accuracy - without any special tools or measurement equipment necessary. Octave (integrated and power) amplifiers also feature power management with soft -start control, which extends component and tube life by smoothly ramping up the tube heaters and operating voltage from switch -on. Thus, the power supply components never have to deal with the usual huge inrush of switch -on current. This extends component life considerably, ensuring that every Octave amplifier performs at peak performance for a very long time. They also feature an advanced
electronic protection system that continually monitors the output level of the tubes. Should the output be short -circuited or overloaded, the protection system acts immediately to electronically isolate the power supply and protect the components. Combined, the power management and protection systems provide optimum all -around protection, which will even safeguard against abuse. The systems protect the amplifiers from damage through incorrect usage or tube faults, making Octave amongst the very few tube amplifiers that are as easy to operate as top quality transistor designs.
In addition to offering protection against faults, the aforementioned systems also extend tube life expectancy to 3 -5 years for
the power tubes and 5 -8 years for the driver tubes. Octave integrated and power amplifiers have also been engineered to offer
excellent load stability, optimizing their output transformers for 4 ohm loads, thus making the amplifiers perfectly at home
driving any loudspeaker, regardless of its impedance rating. Octave preamplifiers feature electronic stabilization of the power supply, which serves to ensure a high stability of the sound as well as the bias setting during mains variations, while also yielding improved bass performance and a greater overall
effortlessness of the reproduced sound.
The Octave lineup features 3 integrated amplifiers, the V 40 SE ($4,900), V 70 ($6,600) and V 80 ($9,800 line/$10,500 with
either MM or MC phono stage), the HP 300 MK2 ($5,500 line/$6,800 with MC Phono Stage) and HP 500 SE ($10,000 line/$11,500 with MM/MC phono stage) preamps, the RE 280 MK2 ($8,000) stereo and MRE 130 ($16,000 per pair) mono block power amps, as well as the Jubilee Preamp ($35,000) and Jubilee Monoblock ($67,500 per pair) amplifiers. Octave also
offers the optional Black Box ($1,200) and Super Black Box ($3,500) power supply capacitance upgrade modules. A standalone
phono module is forthcoming as well.
Octave has been producing high -end tube electronics for over 20 years, successfully implementing an optimum synthesis
of classic tube technologies and innovative semiconductor electronics. Tubes make the exceptional sound quality of Octave
amplifiers possible; whereas the semiconductor circuits help realize the tube's full audiophile potential, while making Octave
models as stable and reliable as the finest transistor designs. Octave's exceptional product longevity is due in no small
measure to the company's sophisticated control and protection circuitry. Soft -start technology, accurate stabilization, and
intelligent protection circuits ensure outstanding reliability. Every Octave amplifier contains only the highest quality
components - from the input sockets to the output transformers - which are designed and manufactured in -house.
Every amplifier is hand -built at the company headquarters in Karlsbad, Germany, where each product undergoes an intensive
48 -hour testing period before it is shipped.
About Dynaudio North America:
Dynaudio established Dynaudio North America in 1995 to distribute Dynaudio consumer loudspeaker systems to the United
States and Canada, and today Dynaudio North America also distributes OCOS constant impedance loudspeaker cables as
well as Octave tube electronics to the market.